triquetral bone

noun

tri·​que·​tral bone trī-ˈkwē-trel- How to pronounce triquetral bone (audio)
: the bone in the proximal row of the carpus that is third counting from the thumb side of the wrist, has a pyramidal shape, and is situated between the lunate and pisiform bones

called also triangular, triangular bone, triangularis, triquetral, triquetrum

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“Triquetral bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/triquetral%20bone. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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